January 3, 2019
Representatives of lawyers of the federal capital on Wednesday announced to continue their strike which is entering its third week.
The district bar association convened a general body meeting in the bar room in F-8 markaz.
According to District Bar Association Islamabad President Riasal Ali Azad said they have decided to continue the strike till their demand regarding the rotation of judges of the subordinate judiciary is met.
The outgoing chief justice, Mian Saqib Nisar had in February assured lawyers of rotation of judges of the subordinate judiciary in Islamabad to other provinces and that necessary legislation will be done to give this legal cover soon as well.
Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan had submitted a proposal before the Supreme Court that allowed the posting of judicial officers in different ministries and divisions within the federal capital.
The district bar has already rejected the proposal and threatened to ‘lockdown’ the federal capital if the proposal is not revised and judicial officers are not transferred to judicial services in the four provinces.